Book Reviews

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age 6+
 
Mummified pet searches for his queen in lively tomb tale.
By Marcus Ewert
(2015)
age 12+
 
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
age 7+
 
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Whimsical art and ice cream tie in summer learning and fun.
By Peter Sis
(2015)
age 6+
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
age 5+
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
age 6+
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
age 7+
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
age 4+
 
Monsters lead way in reassuring first-day-of-school romp.
By Mike Austin
(2014)
age 6+
 
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
age 4+
 
Madeline helps a ghost get his wish in charming tale.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Light tale of partying monsters a fun pick for young kids.
By Charlotte Gunnufson
(2013)
age 6+
 
Powerful, personal view of cvil rights leader, issues.
By Martin Luther King III
(2013)
age 15+
 
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
age 4+
 
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
age 5+
 
Lively, inspiring bio of America's first female doctor.
By Tanya Lee Stone
(2013)
age 6+
 
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)

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